Roblox. Discord. Instagram. LinkedIn. Facebook. These are just a few of the iconic companies Greylock backed in their early days, and today we’re no less excited about the future of the rapidly changing consumer tech space. With AI poised to unlock new experiences in everything from social, media, and entertainment to health and wellness, we’ll see a plethora of AI-native consumer products offering innovative solutions and enduring value in ways that previously seemed impossible. We’re seeking founders with a bold vision of what’s missing in the world and a clear perspective about why it needs to exist.
Jason Citron // Discord
Your Place to Talk
CEO and Co-founder Jason Citron and his team started their company, Hammer & Chisel in 2012. They were building Fates Forever, a MOBA game for tablets, and were increasingly frustrated by the products they were using to chat while playing their favorite PC games. So in 2015, Jason and Stan Vishnevskiy launched Discord, a communications platform that helps friends come together around the games they love, and it saw immediate adoption and growth. Greylock partnered with Discord in 2016, and today the company has more than millions of monthly active users, with billions of messages sent each day.Learn More
Reid Hoffman // LinkedIn
The Professional Social Network
In 2003, Reid Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn with the purpose of helping the world’s professionals to be more productive and successful, and to transform the way companies hire, learn, market and sell. Greylock partnered with LinkedIn in 2004, when the company had fewer than 1 million members. LinkedIn went public in 2011 (Nasdaq: LI) and in 2016, the company was acquired by Microsoft for $26.5 billion. Today, LinkedIn has more than 930 million members in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.Learn More
Sarah Friar // Nextdoor
The Neighborhood Hub
Co-founders Nirav Tolia, Sarah Leary, and Prakash Janakiraman founded Nextdoor after seeing research that many people do not know their neighbors by name. They sought out to build a neighborhood hub that would cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. In 2011, Greylock partnered with Nextdoor, and in 2018, Sarah Friar was appointed CEO. The company went public in 2021 (NYSE: KIND) and today, Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services in many countries around the world.Learn More
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